Area students to present ‘This is Not a Christmas Concert’ in Carson City

Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony’s after-school program, presents its fifth annual “This is Not a Christmas Concert” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Nearly 100 string players, including Carson City public, private, and home-schooled students and others from surrounding areas, will perform several pieces from classics to folk and fiddle tunes and Baroque music by Arcangelo Corelli to jazz tunes by Duke Ellington.

The free concert, directed by Sue Jesch, Carson City Symphony’s education director, features beginning violins in grades two to five; beginning cellos; a youth string ensemble; Pizzazz intermediate ensemble; and STRAZZ, advanced jazz and fiddle orchestra.

“These young musicians play to enthusiastic crowds,” said David Bugli, music director of the Carson City Symphony. “You will be entertained and impressed with how well they play and the great variety of musical styles they have learned.”

Strings in the Schools, an educational program of the Carson City Symphony Association, was founded in 2005. It’s supported in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Partnership Carson City; and private donations.

For more information, call Jesch at 775-450-5584.


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